This could not be farther from the case!
Since I successfully finished my first year of teaching 5th grade, I have decided to reward myself this summer by creating a Summer Reading List for myself! During the school year, I was reading quite a few books to prepare for lessons, and I was also reading several novels with my students. My summer reading list was created merely as Pleasure Reading to help me enjoy the long, lazy days of summer! Typically I try to read a fiction book and a non-fiction book at the same time, so you will see a good mixture on this list. :)
Book #1- God Knows My Name: Never Forgotten, Always Loved by Beth Redman
I'm almost finished with this book, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. It was written by Beth Redman, the wife of Matt Redman-the worship leader, and it has really hit home for me! Beth Redman has a great writing style, and this book is great!
Book #2- Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
I put this book on my list since it came highly recommended, and now I know why. Although I just started it today... I'm enjoying it immensely. I love seeing Katie's heart for Africa, Orphans, and those who seem forgotten.
Book #3- Trophy Child by Ted Cunningham
I downloaded this book for free to my Kindle and it looks really interesting. We live in such a performance-based society, yet God desires for our worth to be found in him.
Book #4- The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith
This is the 13th book in a series called "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series" by Alexander McCall Smith, and they are set in Botswana, Africa. Smith has a huge talent for capturing the African culture and for telling stories. I'm so excited to start reading this!
I have a couple others I might add to my list for June, but these are the books I'm definitely going to read!
Also, I'm currently reading James and the Giant Peach Aloud to Hosea and Levi at night. I've always loved this book, and they seem to be enjoying it!